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Nyamira County receives 40M drugs to curb shortage

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According to Governor Nyagarama the County health facilities have been running low of availability of essential medicines and non-pharmaceutical products especially over the last couple of months

Nyamira  County government has received drugs and medicines worth KShs. 40 Million from the Kenya Medical supplies authority  (KEMSA).

This comes after months of a crisis in the Nyamira County’s health facilities over unavailability of essentials drugs.The shortage has been experienced since November 2019.

“Our County health facilities have been running low of availability of essential medicines and non-pharmaceutical products especially over the last couple of months”, noted Nyagarama.

However, Governor John Nyagarama blamed the long delay on the supply on the tussle which has been experienced between the Executive and the County assembly over the passing of the supplementary budget. 

“The situation was as a result of long discussions and consultations between the County Executive and the County Assembly of Nyamira in regard to supplementary budget which was pending before the assembly “, said Nyagarama. 

He said that his government was going to work closely with the assembly legislatures to ensure the stalemate doesn’t recur. 

Nyagarama however issued a stern warning to health department employees who would be found stealing the drugs.


Health department ECM Douglas Bosire said the supply will continue for the next one month to stock all, over one hundred facilities in the County.